Jan 4, 2013 7:00am EST
congress and that is billions in relief for hurricane sandy victims. we're also learning about special tax breaks in that fiscal cliff deal. with so much criticism leveled at speaker boehner, there were some questions about whether his future was in doubt. the rousing applause for john boehner capped his return as speaker of the house. after a turbulent few weeks of setbacks that have cast doubt on his power and influence, a dozen rebellious conservatives turned against him, but boehner had enough votes. and, following tradition, the top democrat, nancy pelosi, did the honors. >> eye present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you! >> reporter: while boehner is known to show emotion, it seemed to reflect the pressure he has been under. >> you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff drama also cost taxpayers with special interest. the law extended for two years tax breaks already on the books, including $430 million for hollywood, producer to make their movies and tv shows in the u.s. $70 million in tax credits for
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> lester, thank you. it's been a rough few months for a couple on staten island. superstorm sandy destroyed their home of 43 years. adding insult to injury, as they are battling their insurance company now, they are furious their home was shown in a television ad for allstate. here's michelle franzen. >> reporter: it is a few sheila and dominic still can't belive is real. >> it's our home. our white picket fence. >> reporter: the couple's staten island home where they lived more than 40 years and raised four children was destroyed by sandy. >> but the grandkids would come over and that was their clubhouse. they loved it. >> reporter: their possessions, mementos and investment gone. the couple says their insurance company, allstate, is refusing to pay their full claim. instead offering them a $10,000 payout for their house. >> we didn't sign it. we didn't cash it. we don't even want $10,000. that's a joke. >> reporter: at the same time allstate recently featured their destroyed home in a television ad, thanking employees who were also affected by the storm. >> some of them lost their houses.
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
of the sandy hook school massacre. >>> and a hearing will be healed on the aurora theater shooting. it was cut short wednesday when defense lawyers called no witnesses. they have told the judge holmes is mentally ill. if there is a trial, prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty. >>> more changes coming to president obama's cabinet and he prepares his second term. today, he announces his in tent to nominate jack lew for treasury secretary to replace geithner. and secretary hilda solis is resigning, the first latino to run a major u.s. federal agency. >>> and trying to find out what caused a crowded high speed commuter ferry to crash into a dock wednesday in lower manhattan. about 70 people were injured in the accident. it recently got new engines and a new propulsion system but investigators don't know if an overhaul was a factor in the crash. >>> banning risky mortgages and restrict teaser rates that go upward and cap a percentage of a borrower's income that could go towards loan payments and will take effect next year. >>> oscar nominations, nominated for best pictu
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
of the month to come up with new profession proposals for preventing gun violence, spurred by the sandy hook tragedy. he heard from members of the nra and family members of the tragedy. >>> jack lew has been nominated to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. the move is rankling some republicans who said lieu has been too compromising in past budget compromises and announcing her plans to retire, the first latina to run a major u.s. federal agency. >>> testifying wednesday that movie theater suspect james holmes took pictures of the theater' hallways and doors two weeks before the attacks. prosecutors showed pre-attack photos of holmes with his hair died red sticking out his tongue. defense attorneys did not present any evidence or witnesses at the preliminary hearing. a judge is expected to rule by tomorrow on whether there's enough evidence to proceed to trial. >>> pap tests may some day be used to protectcancers of ovaries and uterus. they were able to find evidence of two additional cancers in pap smears however it is years away from being used in medical practice. >>> look at
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> the president has signed into law a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy. the new law ramps up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. another $51 billion in aid will be voted on later this month. >>> a lot of news to report this morning from a world of sports. the 113-day nhl dispute has been settled and players could head back to the ice in the next few weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. >>> and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. >>> tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15. back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> not
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> back now at 7:44. a lot of folks are hitting the gym, trying to make good on new year's resolutions trying to lose weight but few fitness centers are like the one janet shamlian found in dallas. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it looks like every other gym this time of day, very busy, with one big difference. to become a member here, you have to be severely overweight, no exceptions. the people getting a workout in this morning before heading to their jobs are just fine with that. in fact, it's the reason they joined. it's as crowded as every other gym in early january. every hoist of a kettle ball fueled by a new year's resolution. while many athletic clubs have membership requirements, downsize fitness is in a league of its own.
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
he called out gop republicans for postponing a disaster aid vote for sandy victims. "time" magazine last night bumped someone off the cover of their magazine, they put this face on the cover of this week's issue with the headline, "the boss." with all due respect to the guy we both like, bruce springsteen, that's not what they're referring to. they're referring to the fact that this is your time to take the reins of the republican party. are you going to do it? >> i'm going to be the govng to of new jersey. that's my job. the only reason you get this attention is if you're doing your job well and being the advocate for the people who elected you. he that's all this is about. it's not about me trying to take control of anything. other than trying to take care of the people who elected me. >> but you're not happy, it seems, with the course of the republican party right now. you blasted republicans last week over their inaction over hurricane sandy. you said they showed callous indifference, practicing toxic politics. strong letter to follow. those aren't words of a guy who is happy wi
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am PST
by the sandy hook school tragedy. on wednesday, biden heard from gun control advocates and a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. >>> more changes are coming to the president's cabinet as he enters his second term. president obama expected to nominate, as you heard, jack lew today to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. the move is already wrangling some republicans who say he has been too compromising in past budget negotiations. >>> hi. da solis has announced her resignation. >>> movie theater shooting suspect james holmes took pictures of the doorways and theaters two weeks before the attack. it also showed photos of holmes with his hair dyed red, sticking out his tongue. a judge is expected to rule by tomorrow on whether there's enough evidence to proceed to trial. >>> pap tests may some day be used to detect cancers of the ovaries and uterus in addition to cervical cancer. for the first time, researchers were able to find genetic evidence of the two additional cancers in pap smears. however, the research is still years away from being used in medical practice.
Jan 5, 2013 5:00am PST
sandy. lawmakers from the region also want speedy approval of about $52 billion in recovery aid. a vote on those funds is set for january 15. >>> a tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of southern alaska and coastal canada. it was posted after a strong earthquake shook the region. the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight alaska time and was centered about 60 miles west of craig, alaska. the quake generated a wave but not big enough to pose a threat. >>> the food and drug administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades. that to help curtail foodborne illnesses that kill thousands every year. here's what the fda want. farmers will be required to take precautions against contamination on the farm. and food manufacturers will now have to submit food safety plans to the government. the new rules are open to public comment for the next 120 days. once they are final, farmers will have two years to get on board. >>> the u.s. job market did hold its own in december despite fears the economy would tumble right over that fiscal cl